Georgia’s House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would roll…


Georgia’s House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would roll back citizen’s arrest law in the state — just over a year after Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging. If the bill makes it through the state Senate and is signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia would be the first state in the nation to overhaul a citizen’s arrest law.
The state’s Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law was originally enacted to enable Georgians to capture fugitive slaves.

(📸: Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)



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  1. This is an extremely old racist law that was created after the civil war for the exact reason you’d expect. And stayed a law up until now? Fuck American pride.

  2. Republicans must’ve got on board bc they know the rest of us have had it with em and were about to start citizen arresting them. Actually, why have I not been arresting republicans in GA this whole time??

  3. Somewhat alarming to know that JUST NOW a Civil War-era citizen’s arrest las that was originally enacted to enable Georgians to capture fugitive slaves is getting turned over…:now…in 2021

  4. For a nation who call itself advanced above anyone else,. USA is still living in its hermit rules.

  5. This is the kind of law the state should be concentrating its efforts to pass, not the foolish voter suppression laws they’re busy passing!

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